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'Calypso Girls' get
Dominica opening test
T&T senior netball team
will chase top honours at next
months Caribbean Senior Net-
ball Tournament to be held at
the Beausejour Indoor Facility
in Gros Islet, St Lucia.
The tournament will be held
from August 18-26 and it will
give the "Calypso Girls" a chance
to redeem themselves after falling
to a 3-0 series defeat to Barbados.
It was the national team's first
international competition in two
years and the unwelcome result
saw it drop from ninth place to
13th in the most recent Interna-
tional Netball Federation rankings.
Captain Joelisa Cooper will
seek to lead T&T past some of the
best netball teams in the region.
Participating countries include
powerhouse Jamaica, Dominica,
Barbados, Grenada, St Vincent &
the Grenadines and St Lucia.
T&T, under the guidance of
coach Wesley "Pepe" Gomes, will
open against Dominica on August
20 in the seven-team competition.
Teams will compete in a
round-robin format and the
team with the best record will be
crowned the champion.
Tobago vs Cedros in Courts T20 Final
Tobago cricket side C&B Sports
of Canaan/Bon Accord is quietly
confident of bagging the $25,000
winners' purse when it comes up
against C&B Progressive of Cedros
in the final of the Courts Inter Club
T20 cricket competition tomorrow
from 7 pm at the National Cricket
Centre in Balmain Couva.
Marcus Daniel, captain of C&B
outfit said he is not underestimating
their opponents but believes his team
will come out on top once the players
performed consistently as they have
been doing throughout the tourna-
ment so far.
"We have a young team with an av-
erage age of 25, including two excit-
ing Under-19s in Shakeel Carrington
and Brian Williams. We will also be
welcoming back one of our leading
batsmen Ako George who was missed
because of work commitments. So, we
will be up to full strength," said Daniel.
In their semi-final match-up last
week, C&B beat Hermitage Youth
Organisation by four wickets with
seven balls to spare to continue their
remarkable run and stake a claim to the
championship honours, for the second
time in the tournament's history.
HYO, batting first chalked up 138
for three wickets in their 20 overs with
Brian Deosaran top-scoring with an
undefeated 40 runs, while Under-19
player Leonardo Julien made 34 and
Javed Mohammed tallied 32. Adrian
Adams also contributed to the score
with 18 not out.
For C&B Anthony Providence took
one wicket for 24, while Joel Boyce
snatched one for 22 to restrict the HYO
batsmen to a manageable score on the
slow NCC wicket.
In their run chase, C&B reached 139
for six in 19 overs with captain Daniel
leading the way with an unbeaten 37
while Kerry Cordner notched up 31,
and Anthony Providence scored 25.
R Singh also contributed 13 not out.
The HYO bowling top by Javed Mo-
hammed (2 for 23) and Sterling Bissoon
(2 for 32) while Brian Deosaran took
one for 24.
Daniel said his team is fine-tuning
its strategy on how to approach the fi-
nal and will seriously consider batting
first on the sprawling NCC ground,
should they win the toss, with the
expectation of posting a good score
and successfully defending it with
their trio of able-bodied spinners who
have been stifling opposing batsmen.
Allrounder Daniel has emerged the
driving force behind C&B's resurgence
after he struggled with his batting be-
cause of work, and then got married
and became a proud father. But since
his return C&B have finished in the top
four of the two-day Tobago League,
won the T20 competition and reached
the semi-finals of the 40-Overs tour-
Meanwhile, Progressive which beat
Nazarite of the South West Zone in
their semi-final, is hoping to win
one for the club which celebrates its
50th anniversary next year. According
to manager Neil Khan, the team has
coped well after losing one of its top
run-scorers Brent Harris who left for
Canada on a work programme.
Khan said their other top batsman
Peter Grimes, along with wicketkeeper
Christian Jurisingh and Ian Diaz are
expected to bear the burden of the
batting while bowlers Javed Khan
and team captain Reguel Brown will
be relied upon to keep the C&B bats-
men at bay.
Dudnath Ramkessoon, Cricket Op-
eration Manager of the T&T Cricket
Board said prior to the final, the big-
gest hitters in the tournament will be
bidding for attractive prizes in a Mega
Following the final, there will be
presentations to the "Man-of-the-
Match," and the outstanding batsman,
highest wicket-taker and the bowler
with the most economical rate in the
Members of the -C&B Progressive cricket team of Cedros ready for tomorrow's Courts Inter Club T20 cricket final
at the National Cricket Centre in Balmain, Couva.
• Saint Lucia vs Dominica, 5 pm
• Barbados vs Grenada, 6.30pm
• Jamaica vs St Vincent & the
Grenadines, 8 pm
• Jamaica vs Grenada, 4 pm
• Dominica vs T&T, 5.30 pm
• Saint Lucia vs Barbados, 7 pm
• Barbados vs Dominica, 5 pm
• T&T vs Grenada, 6.30pm
• Saint Lucia vs St Vincent & the
Grenadines, 8 pm
• Jamaica vs Dominica, 5 pm
• St Vincent & the Grenadines vs
• Saint Lucia vs T&T, 8 pm
• Dominica vs Grenada, 5 pm
• Barbados vs St Vincent & the
• Jamaica vs T&T, 8 pm
• St Vincent & the Grenadines vs
Dominica, 5 pm
• T&T vs Barbados, 6.30pm
• Saint Lucia vs Jamaica, 8 pm
• T&T vs St Vincent & the
Grenadines, 4 pm
• Jamaica vs Barbados, 5.30 pm
• Saint Lucia vs Grenada, 7 pm
Spartans TT, hosts of last weekend's "Basketball Fiesta" Tournament which took place at Jean Pierre Complex,
Mucurapo also celebrate as the Boys Under-10 winners.
From left to right: William Francis, Michelle Palmarkeizer, Republic Bank Pennople Harripaul, Zackary Julian,
Dillon Lee Ling, Jacquin Simon, Caleb Fergurson, Garvin Warwick, Athletic Director Spartans TT and kneeling
Jedeiah King, who was named MVP in the division.
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